This week, through unexpected circumstances, I found myself browsing photographs by Kate_Elizabeth on flickr.
One of the first images I noticed was this one - gorgeous retro signage made a tiny bit cooler by a row of birds perched across the top.
I was then drawn into this image from the Montgomery Country Fair. Whenever I look at the photo, I imagine I'm trapped inside a miniature world at sunset. It's as if some toy train maker has constructed the perfect place for a night filled with mayhem and carnival doom. This place with its ferris wheel, electic light poles and implied cotton candy is the sort of spot you imagine coming upon just around that big mountain in the distance. You're in the middle of nowhere and you jump from the moving train to explore every nook and cranny knowing that doing so is the worst idea you've ever had. Someone's going to end up losing an arm.
This photo of cherry blossoms along Washington's tidal basin left me sad but also filled with hope. The colors and shallow depth of field remind me of looking at old slides through a handheld viewer.
Another photo I like is the one called Suburbia. The shadows are just right and the green grass is perfect. I'd never imagined Wisconsin in the summer could be so weirdly attractive.
The photographer lives in the town where I attended college. Today I learned one of the Waffle Houses closed. Ditto Valley Lanes and their duckpin bowling. The town now has a drinking spot called Finnigan's Cove. I can't decide if I think that's a ridiculous name for a bar or among the coolest.